Canada’s new stamp honours a famous singer

18 Oct 2021  Mon

Canada Post released a colourful and well-designed stamp to celebrate the life and creativity of Stan Rogers-One of Canada’s greatest and most beloved singer-songwriters. The item was illustrated by peter Stain and is based on the shot taken by Paul Coates at the Calgary Folk Festival in the early 1980s. The background features photography by Darren Calabrese of Fogarty's Cove, the Nove Scotia namesake of Rogers first albums.

Stanley Allison Rogers was born on November 29, 1949, in Hamilton Ontarian. He learned to play the guitar when he was at the age of 14, he began to perform in coffee houses. Rogers is well-liked for his beautiful songs and lively, engaging performances that promoted Celtic-style music. His rich baritone voice captive the attention of many listeners. During his brilliant career, Roger produced four albums, the last of which contains acclaimed title track ‘Northwest Passage’ which is widely regarded as Canada’s second national anthem.

Although it has been nearly 40 years since his death, his music remains highly popular nowadays.

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